“As a Latina in a leadership role, my credentials and abilities have often come into question simply because of my identity. Being a Surge fellow is important to me because it will give me the opportunity to show up as my authentic self (unapologetically) and be validated rather than doubted. As a Surge fellow I look forward to building community with other leaders and accelerating my leadership to continue elevating the communities of color that I lead and serve in.”

Principal | Whittier Dual Language Magnet School